Southend Wind Orchestra offers high playing standards. Our general entrance standard is minimum of grade 6 for players, but principals and many others are of grade 8 and upward. We enjoy a variety of challenging repertoire which embraces the full range of contemporary and traditional music written for the symphonic wind band.
Currently we are particularly looking for low woodwinds and clarinets.
You will find us a friendly group who enjoy our weekly rehearsal for both the musical challenges and the company of other musicians. We offer a warm welcome to anyone interested in applying for membership.
Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings, 7:45pm until 9:45PM during term time.
Rehearsals are located at:
Wesley Methodist Church
(Please park opposite the church, behind the Police station)
Click here to email our Membership Secretary for further information or contact Sallie Falvey on 07595 906398
So far we have at least four concerts lined up for 2023 which we are delighted to share with you.
Future dates for your diary:
Friday 5th May 2023 - King Charles III Coronation Concert - @St Saviors Church at 7.30pm
Sunday 14th May 2023 - Southend Bandstand
Saturday 17th June 2023 - Concert with Da Capo singers
Saturday 11th November 2023 - Festival of Remembrance
You can pre-book tickets (apart from the bandstand which is free for you to attend without a ticket), if you would like to attend any of these forthcoming concerts please contact us via our concert page. We look forward to seeing you there.
We were thrilled and honoured to take part in the Festival of Remembrance alongside Southend Band and Orpheus Singers on Saturday 12th November 2022. Our main works included Journey and Celebration as well as Ovation. We were delighted to not only take part but that there was £465.57 received in the retiring bucket collection that will be equally distributed between the Royal British Legion and the Dame Vera Lynn Memorial Fund. Thank you so much for coming along to the event if you were able.
We would like to invite you to our final concert of 2022 which is on Sunday 27th November 2022 @ 5.30pm in St Margaret's Church in Leigh on Sea.